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Oxygen Factories

Oxygen Factories\

On January 13, 2016, eleven thousand kilometers due south of the U.S. city of Chicago (a.k.a. a long way from wherever you are), vast numbers of phytoplankton were consuming carbon dioxide and giving off the waste gas that we humans need to survive.

You may click on the above image to get a larger version, or you may view a smaller version with a map of North America's Great Lakes region overlaid to get a sense of the size of this particular patch of the southeastern Pacific Ocean.